A Learning Assessment presents questions or interactions that measure progress, encourage recollection, and stimulate reinforcement of the learning content, and can be presented before the content as a pre-assessment or as a post-assessment test. The interactions use a sub-set of the Question-Test Interoperability (QTI) specification, implemented as a DITA domain specialization.


Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype Content model
learningAssessment ( (title) then (titlealts) (optional) then (shortdesc or abstract) (optional) then (prolog) (optional) then (learningAssessmentbody) then (related-links) (optional) then (no-topic-nesting) (any number) )
learningContent ( (title) then (titlealts) (optional) then (shortdesc or abstract) (optional) then (prolog) (optional) then (learningAssessmentbody) then (related-links) (optional) then ( (no-topic-nesting) (optional) ) (any number) )

Contained by

Doctype Content model
learningContent learningContent


- topic/topic learningBase/learningBase learningAssessment/learningAssessment


<learningAssessment id="testAssess">
  <title>Certification Test</title>
    <shortdesc>Pass this test, and you are a certified genius.</shortdesc>
      <lcIntro>Here's your test, folks. Good luck!</lcIntro>
        <lcSingleSelect id="asdf">
        <title>Multiple Choice - IEEE standards trivia</title>
          <lcQuestion>Which one of the listed standards committees 
          is responsible for developing the token ring specification?</lcQuestion>
              <lcAnswerContent>IEEE 802.3</lcAnswerContent>
              <lcAnswerContent>IEEE 802.5</lcAnswerContent>
              <lcAnswerContent>IEEE 802.6</lcAnswerContent>
        You are now certified.


Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
id This ID enables topics to be referenced uniquely by topicrefs in DITA maps. ID Yes
conref-atts attribute group (conref, conrefend, conaction, conkeyref) A set of related attributes; includes all of the attributes described in id-atts attribute group except for the id attribute.      
select-atts attribute group (props, base, platform, product, audience, otherprops, importance, rev, status) A set of related attributes, described in select-atts attribute group      
localization-atts attribute group (translate, xml:lang, dir) A set of related attributes, described in localization-atts attribute group.      
class, outputclass Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes      
DITAArchVersion Designates the version of the architecture that is in use. The default value will increase with each release of DITA. CDATA "1.2" No
domains Indicates the specialized domains that are included in the DTD or Schema. This value will differ depending on what domains are included in the current DTD or Schema. CDATA Varies based on the DTD or Schema; a sample value is "(topic ui-d) (topic hi-d) (topic pr-d) (topic sw-d) (topic ut-d) (topic indexing-d)" No

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